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May 2017

beauty

The merry month of May brings us some interesting "National Days".

There's National Garden Meditation Day on May 3rd. This is a day for forgetting about the stresses of life, and simply going into the garden to sit in the sushone, or wander among the flowers and shrubs. Or you could sit in a comfortable chair beneath the trees and read one of our interesting and informative gardening books!

Of course, Sunday 14th May brings us Mothers' Day. Treat your mom to a book on her special day - choose from our range of fantasy titles, a quirky cookbook or perhaps a book with some beauty tips.


Archived Press Releases

April 2017

flower fairies

 

waterlilies

It's National Poetry Month and to celebrate, we are featuring our beautifully illustrated books of poems for children - the Australian Flower Fairies Birthday Book and Address Book.

Here's one of the poems:

WATERLILY
(Nymphaea gigantica)

The pale blue waterlily blooms
From the black mud of the lagoon.
Out of this sticky mess
Come plants of delicate finesse.
Swaying in the tropical warmth,
They’re like a tiny world -
Home to insects day and night
Who use it as a rest from flight.

The fairies love their pale blue flower
And guard it with their strength and power.
They use its floating, plate-like leaves
As a platform for their fun and games;
Diving from the dark green edge -
Which makes a most convenient ledge -
Splashing and laughing as they play;
It’s like a picnic every day.

Margaret Thornton


March 2017

March - the month of Equinox and St Patrick's Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, National Agriculture Day and International Earth Day. We have a book for every occasion (almost) , so we recommend browsing through out catalogue to find books that cover subjects as diverse as -
Cider apples
Gardening and progapating plants
Irish folklore (try The Bitterbynde series!)

February 2017

February: The month of Purification!
(That is, if you're an Ancient Roman.)
The Roman month "Februarius" got its name from the Latin word "februum", which means purification.

Purify your skin with our beauty books:
Beauty - The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide (2 book series)

Purify your body - could you be suffering from histamine intolerance without knowing it?
Is Food Making You Sick? The Strictly Low Histamine Diet


February is also the month of:

* Valentine's Day (14th February)
We recommend the best-selling Bitterbynde Trilogy, as the perfect Valentine's Day gift for your loved one who enjoys reading "The Lord of the Rings" style fantasy.

* Tell a Fairy Tale Day (26th February)
Our gorgeous editions of Grimm's Fairy Tales and The Red Fairy Book are illustrated with the very same pictures enjoyed by J.R.R. Tolkien during his boyhood.

Dive into the shortest month of the year with some beautiful new books!

January 2017



Happy New Year from the team at Leaves of Gold Press!

May health, success and happiness be yours in 2017.


December 2016

holiday gifts

Happy Holidays from the Team at Leaves of Gold Press!

We would like to thank you, our amazing customers, for all your wonderful support throughout the year.

May you have a safe and happy festive season!


November 2016



The Festive season is on our doorstep! It's exciting!

Stock up now on Leaves of Gold Press books. We have a fantastic range of books which make the perfect gifts for people of all ages.

Browse our website for hidden treasures. Order now and beat the rush!
October 2016

The Kitten Who Wants To Fall Asleep



Highly respected "Kirkus Reviews" praises "The Kitten Who Wants To Fall Asleep"

"Misti, a kitten, wants very much to go to sleep, but she has many things on her mind. Fortunately, she has a fairy grandmother who's eager to help her and her friend (the reader) drift off. ...A soothing, slumber-inducing story for young readers...."
- Kirkus Reviews

September 2016

red-fleshed peaches
The Festival of Red-Fleshed Peaches

Here's an interesting fact for you: September is the month when the French village of Soucieu-en-Jarrest celebrates its annual Peche de Vigne Festival.

What is a Peche de Vigne?

It's the delicious Vineyard Peach that comes in many varieties - and many of those varieties have juicy, crimson flesh.

So if you can't make it to the Rhône department in eastern France in early September, why not enjoy reading our book about red-fleshed peaches, instead? It's the first and only book about red-fleshed peaches in the world!

August 2016 Watch the Video


Watch the video as Eco-Vegan Gal Whitney Lauritsen talks about our popular book "Is Food Making You Sick?"
July 2016
is food making you sick?
Updated
The revised and updated edition of our popular book "Is Food Making You Sick?" is now available world-wide.

June 2016

the poetic edda
Game of Thrones fans ...
Game of Thrones author George RR Martin is a self-confessed Tolkien fan. The team at Leaves of Gold Press are Tolkien fans too - we named our company after a line in one of his poems!

Now you can read the very same books Professor Tolkien read when he was growing up - the books that influenced his writing of The Lord of the Rings.

Our best-selling book in our 'Tolkien's Bookshelf' range is 'The Poetic Edda - illustrated'. It is one of the rare editions to contain not only the famous Edda translated into English, but also the original Icelandic language that Tolkien himself read. Read and enjoy!

May 2016
cider apples
The Joys of Spring
Enjoying springtime? Check out our fruit books and grow your own rare, heirloom fruit!

April 2016
the kitten who wants to fall asleep
Kids Fall Asleep Faster and More Easily
The Kitten Who Wants To Fall Asleep (the bedtime story that helps children go to sleep) receives high accolades from Amazon.com!
number one new release
   
March 2016

adult coloring
Calm Down with Simple, Mindful Handicrafts
The good news this month is that the long-awaited "Adult Coloring Stress Relief with Calming Paper Crafts" has finally arrived!

Coloring in patterns and folding paper are enjoyable and absorbing activities that promote stress relief, mindful relaxation and creativity. They calm you down and help you to recharge.

Color the calming patterns and pictures inside this book and on the cover, then cut them out to make simple, useful gifts:

* 7 cardboard bookmarks
* 4 patterned paper boxes with lids
* 16 bookplates

This adult coloring book provides beautiful, soothing designs to ease you into a state of relaxation.

Join the natural stress relief trend sweeping the globe!
February 2016
calming card games
Relax and Unwind
As the planet Earth swings slowly toward another equinox, why not sit back and relax with an Adult Coloring Book? The wildly popular coloring-in craze is sweeping the globe! Our new series Adult Coloring Stress Relief with Calming Card Games gives you a full deck of your own playing cards to color in and cut out. The cards are exquisitely illustrated and the pack comes with bonus jokers. To help you relax even more, we've included the instructions for games of solitaire.

And don't forget Tell a Fairytale Day on February 26!
January 2016
happy new year
Best Wishes for 2016!
"A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself."

Happy New Year from the team at Leaves of Gold Press!
December 2015
seasons greetings
Season's Greetings!
Seasons's Greetings to you from the Leaves of Gold Press team, and *thank you* to all our dear readers for your fantastic support throughout the year!
November 2015
kitten
At last! The next two titles in the highly acclaimed psychology-based "The Kitten Who ..." series:

"The Kitten Who Wants to be the Boss of Her Temper: A Story To Help Children Manage Anger"

and

"The Kitten Who Wants to Say Goodbye to Diapers: A Story to Help Children Use The Potty"
October 2015

the kitten who wants to fall asleep

Parents - This Book Could Change Your Life!
Announcing "The Kitten Who Wants to Fall Asleep"

Children sometimes find it hard to get to sleep.
What if you could read them a bedtime story incorporating powerful psychological methods to help them fall asleep quickly, easily and without drugs?

Psychological sleep induction techniques include:
• putting aside your thoughts until the following day
• breathing deeply
• slowing down
• visualizing a safe and peaceful place
• imagining a descent with the sensation of sinking
• progressive muscle relaxation
• using sleep-triggering words
• employing the 'infectiousness' of yawning.

Such methods are well-known and can be found in libraries or by searching for 'psychological sleep techniques' on the Internet.
This book also uses the hypnotic power of rhyme and rhythm. Songs and lullabies have traditionally been used to lull children to sleep. 'Hypnotic' poetry works in much the same way.
The poems in this book are in the relaxing, calming rhythm called 3/4 time, better known as 'waltz time'. All parents know that gentle, rocking rhythms can soothe a child.
The rhyming is as important as the rhythm. Children love poems that rhyme. For them, rhyming words make poetry fun and memorable. Just as children respond to Forssen Ehrlin's sleep-inducing story of Roger the Rabbit (the inspiration for this book), so they can fall asleep while listening to the tale of Misti the Kitty.
September 2015 She's BACK!
And now she even has her own Facebook page!

Princess Pam Fell Into the Jam

More than a hilarious rhyme, this is a slapstick comedy that causes a riot of laughter when read aloud. Princess Pam and her messy sisters appeal to every child.
The rollicking rhymes, the unconventional story and the lively, detailed pictures combine to make one of the funniest and most original children's books published.

August 2015 More Books For Children
To celebrate this month we are featuring another of our well-loved children's books.

The Cocky's Egg
Age Range: 3 - 8 years

Blue the koala found an egg beside the river. Thinking it belonged to his friend Snowy the cockatoo, he put it in Snowy's nest, high in the old gum tree. But what kind of baby was really inside that egg? Read on to find out! This popular book, with illustrations in glowing colour, was chosen to be read aloud on national TV, on the well-loved ABC children's show 'Playschool'.

July 2015 This month the spotlight is on the Nursery Rhyme Story Series, for ages 5 - 9.
Colorful picture books to be read aloud to children.
Discover the funny story behind the rhyme!

Little Miss Muffet - the Story
Hey Diddle Diddle - the Story
Humpty Dumpty - the Story
June 2015 It's been a huge month! By popular demand we released our new editions of the much-loved children's favourites previously published by Pancake Press, Egan Publishing and Ashton.

THE PARENTS' TIME OFF SERIES
#1 Kids’ Magical Activities (Full color)
#2 Kids’ Gardening Activities (Full color)
#3 Kids’ Cooking Activities
#4 Kids’ Hands-On Craft Activities (Full color)
#5 Kids' Fun Craft Activities
#6 Kids’ Creative Craft Activities (Full color)
#7 Kids’ Games Book 1
#8 Kids’ Games Book 2
#9 Kids’ Nature Activities
#10 Kids’ Holiday Activities
May 2015

Introducing the return of our much-loved children's book series, the Fairytale Sequels.
Have you ever wondered what happened to our favourite fairytale characters after their stories ended? Did Goldilocks ever return to the house of the three bears? And if she did... what happened? Did tiny Thumbelina really live happily ever after? What about those pigs - did they ever manage to keep their new houses from being blown down?
Find out in the Fairytale Sequels!

'Whatever Happened to Goldilocks and the Three Bears?'
'Whatever Happened to Thumbelina?'
'Whatever Happened to The Three Little Pigs?

April 2015 The equinox is here - spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn (harvest) in the south. Time to brush up on your gardening skills with these books!
March 2015 Beauty

Our two new titles in the 'Beauty' series have been wildly popular! Discover the beauty secrets known to celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johannson and Kim Kardashian.

Beauty: The Ultimate Cosmetic Makeover Guide, Books 1 & 2
!
February 2015 "Is Food Making You Sick? has been updated

Our best-selling title "Is Food Making You Sick? The Strictly Low Histamine Diet" has been updated for 2015. It includes the labelling of all the gluten-free recipes in the book. (Most of the recipes were gluten-free to begin with, because the author recommends that you avoid wheat germ if you are histamine intolerant.) There's also a new "how-to" method for making the beneficial enzyme DAO out of bean sprouts. The book has been popular beyond out expectations! We are happy and excited by the grateful messages from readers whose health has improved dramatically, changing their lives for the better!
January 2015

Italian 'Fallowblade"

Announcing the release of the brand new Italian translation of FALLOWBLADE (book #4 in the Crowthistle Chronicles). Our amazing, talented translator Emanuele Caccia has done a wonderful job - and it couldn't have been easy, especially taking all that poetry in English and turning it into beautiful, melodious Italian! The translation was commissioned due to popular demand from Cecilia Dart-Thornton's Italian fans. View the cover here. It is titled LAMAFULVA, which means 'Goldenblade'.

What a month! Not only has LAMAFULVA hit the bookstores - we've also released the long-awaited, brand new two-book BEAUTY series, written by Elizabeth M Reed. Check it out here.

Gennaio 2015

Lamafulva

Annunciando l'uscita del nuovo marchio traduzione Italiana LAMAFULVA (libro # 4 nella Cronache di Fior di Cardo). La nostra incredibile, talentuoso traduttore Emanuele Caccia ha fatto un ottimo lavoro - e non deve essere stato facile, soprattutto prendendo tutto ciò che la poesia in inglese e trasformandola in bello, melodioso italiano! La traduzione è stata commissionata a causa della grande richiesta da parte dei fan italiani di Cecilia Dart-Thornton.

(Grazie a Google per *questa* traduzione!)
December 2014 Season's Greetings!

As we draw to the end of another fruitful year we would like to thank all our readers for your wonderful support in 2014. We can assure you, we have some fantastic books in store for you in 2015. Meanwhile, wishing you a Merry Festive Season and Happy Holidays!
November 2014 Two New Releases

We have not one but two new releases this month - Tanith Lee's extraordinary dark fantasy anthology 'Phantasya' is now available practically everywhere in the world - hooray! - also, for the gardeners among us, we now have the next book in our Rare and Heritage Fruits series, 'Pests and Diseases of Fruit Trees and Shrubs'. Enjoy!
October 2014 Sip some cider

Fall is here in all its colourful glory. It's time to harvest fruits and vegetables. and prepare your edible garden for the coming winter months. What better time to kick off your shoes, pour yourself a glass of cider and settle down in a cosy armchair to read our book on 'Cider Apples'!
September 2014 New Cover Unveiled

We are proud to unveil the stunning new cover for Tanith Lee's PHANTASYA. You can view it here.
August 2014 Coming soon!

Announcing the forthcoming release of Tanith Lee's new collection of short stories - PHANTASYA.
Ms. Lee is the author of over 90 novels and 300 short stories, a children's picture book and many poems. She also wrote two episodes of BBC science fiction series Blake's 7. She was the first woman to win the British Fantasy Award best novel award (also known as the August Derleth Award), for her book Death's Master (1980).
Tanith Lee is one of our top favourite authors of all time. Her prose is matchless and her imagination knows no bounds.
Prepare yourself for a treat!
July 2014 Summer Reading

The midsummer solstice has just passed in the northern hemisphere, and as the days begin to grow shorter, the weather gets hotter! Relax in the shade and enjoy a good read from Leaves of Gold Press.
June 2014 Bitterbynde Trilogy Paperback Editions

It's an exciting month! For the first time, we unveil the Bitterbynde Trilogy Special Editions - all three of them - freshly printed in paperback! The Ill-Made Mute, The Lady of the Sorrows and The Battle of Evernight. Ever since these beautiful books arrived in hardcover, many people have been waiting for the paperback editions to complete their library collections.
May 2014

Rare and Heritage Figs

Leaves of Gold Press can now announce the publication of the next book in the Rare and Heritage Fruit series: FIGS. You won't believe how many varieties and colours there are, and their history makes fine reading. Find out more here.

April 2014 Growing Rare and Heritage Fruit

This month, as spring warms up the northern hemisphere, we are showcasing our fruit-growing books.

March 2014 Celtic Themes

Check out our St Patrick's Day Celtic-themed hardcover titles: The Bitterbynde Trilogy and The Crowthistle Chronicles.

February 2014 Is Food Making You Sick?

We proudly announce that we are now featuring, on our website, James L. Gibb's wonderful book
Is Food Making You Sick? The Strictly Low Histamine Diet.

If you are one of the many people who suffer from a range of unexplained symptoms, you might discover the answer to your problems in the pages of this book!

You can find out more about it here.
January 2014 Our Best Wishes to You!

Leaves of Gold Press would like to wish all our customers
- A Happy New Year -
Thank you all for your terrific support during 2013, and stay tuned ... we have plenty of surprises in store for 2014!
December 2013

Flower Fairies

Leaves of Gold Press relaunches the much-loved original birthday and address books for children:
- Australian Flower Fairies -

Announcing the long-awaited re-publication of the original Australian Flower Fairies series, first published in 1995.
Generations of children have loved the English Flower Fairy Books – here once more are their enchanting Australian cousins.
Twenty-six exquisitely detailed colour illustrations by well-known artist Elizabeth Alger adorn these two matching books, featuring the fairies of Australian native plants including the Lilly-Pilly, the Wattle, the Gum Tree, the Crimson Bottle-Brush, the Waterlily, the Yellow Everlasting Daisy. 

Each picture is accompanied by a verse, written by nature-inspired gardener, botanical cognoscente, artist, academic and poet Margaret Thornton, whose daughters also contributed poems.

The perfect gift for children who love fairies, the Australian Flower Fairy titles are available as a Birthday Book, an Address Book, or a matching set.

November 2013

Rare and Heritage Fruit

Leaves of Gold Press launches a brand new series for gardeners, backyard farmers, historians, cooks and home-brewers: Rare and Heritage Fruit - now available in in large format paperback throughout the world.

‘Heritage’ or ‘heirloom’ fruits such as old-fashioned varieties of apple, quince, fig, plum, peach and pear are increasingly popular due to their diverse flavours, excellent nutritional qualities and other desirable characteristics. They are part of our horticultural, vintage and culinary inheritance. To pick a tree-ripened heritage fruit from your own back yard and bite into it is to experience the taste of fresh food as our forefathers knew it.

During the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries fruit diversity was huge, but in modern supermarkets only a limited range of commercial fruit varieties is now available to consumers.

Heritage, heirloom and rare fruit enthusiasts across the world are currently reviving our horticultural legacy by renovating old orchards and identifying ‘lost’, unusual and historic fruit varieties. The goal is to make a much wider range of fruit trees available again to the home gardener.
This series of handbooks aims to help.

Rare and Heritage Fruit Set 1: Cultivars
Rare and Heritage Fruit Set 2: Growing
Rare and Heritage Fruit Set 3: Preserving

The first titles have arrived:
Rare and Heritage Fruit Set 1: Cultivars #6 PERRY PEARS
Rare and Heritage Fruit Set 1: Cultivars #8 PEACHES
Rare and Heritage Fruit Set 1: Cultivars #3 CIDER APPLES
Rare and Heritage Fruit Set 1: Growing #1 PROPAGATING FRUIT PLANTS

25 October 2013 Leaves of Gold Press unveils new website.

Leaves of Gold Press unveiled our updated website in October, 2013. The, expanded site incorporates more space for the many new titles we are publishing, and takes advantage of Amazon's 'e-store' service to make our customers' shopping experience smooth, familar and secure.

September 2013 More Fantasy

The third and final instalment in Dart-Thornton's fantasy series The Bitterbynde Trilogy is available at last. Watch out for The Battle of Evernight Special Edition in all good bookstores. It contains an extra chapter. . .
August 2013 The Second Book is out...

The long-awaited The Lady of the Sorrows Special Edition, the second title in the Bitterbynde series, hits world-wide bookshelves this month.
July 2013 The Bitterbynde Trilogy Special Editions

Leaves of Gold Press is proud to announce the release of Cecilia Dart-Thornton's best-selling Bitterbynde Trilogy in hardcover special editions, with astonishing new covers. All three contain never-before-published material.

The first to appear is The Ill-Made Mute Special Edition.
June 2013

Tolkien's Bookshelf - the Book of Wonder and more

This month we published The Book of Wonder and the Last Book of Wonder - Illustrated. Combining both books into one volume gives readers best value, and after all, the two story collections belong together.
Written by Lord Dunsany, one of the earliest writers in the fantasy genre, these books are exquisitely illustrated by Sideney Sime.

The Story of King Arthur and his Knights
followed hard on Lord Dunsany's heels.

Our new edition of the classic Grimms' Fairy Tales - beloved by J.R.R. Tolkien - hits the bookshelves this month, complete with beautiful, intricate illustrations by renowned artist Walter Crane.
It completes our collectable 10-volume set of illustrated books from 'Tolkien's Bookshelf'.

May 2013

Tolkien's Bookshelf - the first in the series

Never before have the books that influenced J.R.R. Tolkien's writing of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit been so thoroughly researched and presented as a beautiful, fully illustrated series.

With new introductions by fantasy author and Tolkien fan Cecilia Dart-Thornton, these new editions of classic, timeless tales will give readers many an 'Aha!' moment as they discover intriguing links with Tolkien's most popular works.

The first to be unveiled was The Dragon Ouroboros (first published as The Worm Ouroboros) - a story held in high regard by both Tolkien and his close friend C. S. Lewis.

This was followed by The Princess and the Goblin - Illustrated, The Saga of Eric Brighteyes - Illustrated, The Poetic Edda - Illustrated, The Red Fairy Book - Illustrated, The Story of the Glittering Plain - Illustrated and The Song of the Nibelungs - Illustrated.

December 2012 - April 2013 At Leaves of Gold Press, after a short break over the holiday period, we resumed work preparing our next series for publication.
November 2012 Fantasy

Fallowblade
, by Cecilia Dart-Thornton. was our next publication. Adorned with a spectacular cover by artist Ran Valerhon, this title has proved as popular as Dart-Thornton's other fantasy books in the acclaimed Crowthistle series.
October 2012 Launch

In October 2012 Leaves of Gold Press was officially launched when we received, hot off the presses, the pre-publication proof copies of our first titles.
Journalist Farrah Knight's two retro cookbooks, Spotted Dick and Mock Toad-in-the-Hole come complete with genuine vintage illustrations. They are quirky, quaint, unusual and fun to browse.

 





















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